Creditview Eglinton Animal hospital

Dental care & Dentistry

Dental care & Dentistry

According to the stats*, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Common signs of oral disease include tartar build-up, red and swollen gums, bad breath, changes in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face, and generalized depression.

A veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulate around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease, and even tooth loss.

You should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health since a dental disease can affect other organs in the body. For instance, bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body. A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.

Our team can recommend and demonstrate preventive measures you can begin at home. Our wellness program emphasizes and explains how you can avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future. If necessary, our veterinarians can perform dental surgeries for your dog or cat. These surgeries may range from gum disease treatment and tooth extractions to jaw fracture repairs.

*American Veterinary Dental Society

Dental Care Packages

Maintaining the health of your pet’s teeth is of the utmost importance and protects against a multitude of other diseases. Creditview-Eglinton Animal Hospital will help you keep your pet’s teeth healthy by providing you with preventive as well as treatment services from dietary counselling to dental surgery, if needed. Our dental package includes a dental exam, pre-operational work, blood work, IV fluid & medication at an affordable price!

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Creditview Eglinton Animal Hospital provides comprehensive preventive, surgical and emergency veterinary services for pets.


Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Some research indicates there may be long-term health benefits to spaying or neutering dogs after they have passed through puberty. 

Many veterinary professionals recommend that female animals be spayed before their first heat, which can occur as early as 5 months of age. However, there is increasing evidence that this is too young as the animals have not been allowed to fully develop and grow.

Wellness exams are critical to helping your pet maintain good long-term physical health. 

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical check-ups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health. 

When you bring your pet in for their regular check-up, we can prevent health issues from developing in your pet, or catch them early on, when they are most treatable.

Our pets can develop periodontal disease or tooth decay as a consequence of poor oral health. 

Just like in humans, when animals eat, plaque sticks to their teeth and can build up into tartar if not brushed away regularly. 

This can lead to infections in the mouth, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even loose or missing teeth. That’s why regular dental care is essential to preventing pain or disease in the gums.

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